Wednesday, October 23
Coe Camera – where I purchased my camera – called me a few weeks ago, saying that they were having a workshop on my camera (Nikon D7000) and asked if I was interested.
I was – and invited our daughter Deb (light sweater) to go along, because she has the same camera.
The event was held at The Press Room restaurant in downtown Lancaster, and was so worth the cost of $20.00 per person.
We were given many good hints and taught some great techniques which were easy to follow because of his well-done PowerPoint presentation.
The instructor was quite knowledgeable and professional.
There were probably between 40 and 50 people, and some asked very hi-tech questions, making us think they were professional photographers.
He taught some things that were way beyond anything I needed to know, but it was interesting to understand more about my camera.
The cost of the evening included heavy hors d’oeuvres and drink. “Heavy” meant there was plenty of food – cheese, crackers, fruit, and pizza.
My water and coke.
Deb and I had an incredibly good time and wished there was another class the next night. 🙂
and he will show you the right way.
Proverbs 3:6 (Good News Translation)
We were pleased to be invited to Peyton and Bailey’s birthday party.
Sunday, October 20
Peyton is four.
Bailey is two.
Since their birthdays are close together, their parents often celebrate with one party.
Their mama – Crystal – read the cards to her.
Their daddy – Jakey – read Bailey’s card to her.
Crystal is the daughter of Cerwin’s brother, Elvin, and his wife Pat.
It was a wonderful afternoon – which included lunch and delicious birthday cake.
Thanks Jakey and Crystal for inviting us.
and have made the Lord their hope and confidence.
They are like trees planted along a riverbank,
with roots that reach deep into the water.
Jeremiah 17:7-8 (New Living Translation)
I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.
A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
Against the earth’s sweet flowing breast;
A tree that looks at God all day,
And lifts her leafy arms to pray;
A tree that may in Summer wear
A nest of robins in her hair;
Upon whose bosom snow has lain;
Who intimately lives with rain.
Poems are made by fools like me,
But only God can make a tree.
be patient in your troubles, and pray at all times.
Romans 12:12 (Good News Translation)
Wednesday, October 16
You should have seen me taking these morning dew pictures.
My sister-in-law (who was driving by) asked me a few days later what I was taking a picture of – because I was laying in the grass in my house coat. 🙂
When I came upstairs (from my basement office) for lunch, I noticed these young people gathering trash along our road and in the field.
I expect they were children from Lititz Area Mennonite School, because they do this along our road every fall.
By suppertime there was activity in the neighbor’s field – across the road from our house.
Later in the evening the sky forewarned us that it was almost sunset.
It was indeed a delightful day to be on planet earth.
2 Corinthians 5:7 (GOD’S WORD Translation)
Tuesday, October 15
This is one of Jeff’s favorite restaurants, so I was not surprised when he chose this location for his birthday supper.
It was a beautiful evening, so I was pleased to get a picture of Jeff and Chris in front of their ’46 Chevy.
They enjoy taking it out on special occasions.
I loved my coffee cup!
Then, after taking a picture of my cup, I noticed that everyone else got interesting coffee cups too.
Doesn’t that look cold and refreshing?
Our delicious meals.
This restaurant is known for their delicious cupcakes. This one is chocolate with peanut butter icing.
Mine was pumpkin with cream cheese icing.
I ate is slowly – savoring each moist, delicious bite.
We had a great evening catching up on each others lives.
may I never forget the good things he does for me.
Psalm 103:2 (New Living Translation)